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#15 Women’s Golf Heads To Oklahoma

Sept. 21, 2017

By Claire Kramer


NOTRE DAME, Ind.
– The Notre Dame Women’s Golf Team travels to Norman,
Oklahoma, this weekend to compete in the 2017 Schooner Fall Classic. The Irish will look to keep up the momentum after they tied for a third-place finish at the Minnesota Invitational (Sept. 11-12), during which they set a school record for the lowest three-round team score in Notre Dame women’s golf history.


The Irish enter the weekend ranked #15 in the NCAA by
Golfweek, and will look to improve upon last year’s sixth place finish at the Schooner Classic.


2017 SCHOONER FALL CLASSIC

Dates: September 23-25

Format: 54 holes (18 holes each day)

Location: Norman, Oklahoma

Course (Par/Yardage): Belmar Golf Club (par 71/6,046 yards)

Tee Times: Begin at 10:40 a.m. ET Saturday, 10:10 a.m. ET Sunday, 9:10 a.m. ET Monday. The Irish are paired with the teams from the University of Florida and...


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Solheim Cup captaincy 'dream come true' for Matthew

London (AFP) - Scottish veteran Catriona Matthew said it was a "dream come true" being named captain of the Europe team for the 2019 Solheim Cup which will be held on the renowned Gleneagles course in Scotland.

The 48-year-old, who was Europe's standout player in their recent Solheim Cup 16 1/2-11 1/2 whipping by the United States, contributing three of their points, says the biennial event has a unique atmosphere.

"It's a great honour and a dream come true to be the captain at home in Scotland," Matthew told the Ladies European Tour website.

"Since my first appearance in 1998, I have always loved playing in the Solheim Cup.

"It's always such an incredible atmosphere and over the years that I've played, I've enjoyed it more and more."

Matthew, with 22 points, ranks third behind European legends Laura Davies (25) and Annika Sorenstam (24) in all-time totals for the Solheim Cup whilst her...


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After a shaky start, Spieth rights his ship

ATLANTA – Jordan Spieth’s opening tee shot at the Tour Championship sailed dangerously left, hopping once in the rough before coming to rest next to a boundary fence that runs along Alston Drive.

It was a sign of things to come.

Spieth’s tee shot at the par-3 second hole sailed long and left of the green and his drive at the sixth went well left of the fairway. You get the idea.

“I was leaving the ball out right the first couple days of this week. I was trying to figure out a solution to that and it was trying to get my body caught up,” Spieth said. “All of a sudden I haven't hit a ball left in three weeks and I snap-hook my first four swings that I hit and I was just like, what is this?"

But Spieth, the FedExCup points leader, found a fix, simplifying his action and shortening his swing, and was able to rely on his fade off the tee on his way to a 67 and a tie for sixth just three...


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Woodland: 'Toughest year of my life by far'

ATLANTA – Making it to East Lake for the season send-off is a singular accomplishment for any PGA Tour player.

It validates months, years of hard work and commitment. It’s a reward for a season that ranks among the top 30 on the world’s biggest stage and brings a mountain of rewards that allow players to ease into next season with the closest thing the Tour has to job security.

But for Gary Woodland, the 6-foot-1 former college point guard whose intensity on the course is matched only by his approachability when the scorecard is signed, his fifth trip to Atlanta goes much deeper than a particular professional accomplishment.

“This year means more to me than any other, it really does,” Woodland said on Thursday at the Tour Championship. “This was the toughest year of my life by far. The little man has been dealing with a little bit of stuff, but it’s just never been easy.”

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Lindheim, Atkins share Web.com Tour lead

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BEACHWOOD, Ohio -- Nicholas Lindheim and Matt Atkins each shot 6-under 64 to share the first-round lead at the DAP Championship, the third of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals.

Lindheim began his round by holing his second shot on the short par-4 10th hole at Canterbury Golf Club. He shot 6-under 29 on his first nine before coming home in even par.

The event is the third of four tournaments that determine 25 PGA Tour cards. The series features the top 75 players from the Web.com regular-season money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings and non-members with enough money to place in the top 200 in the FedEx Cup had they been eligible. Lindheim, a PGA Tour rookie this season, finished 197th in the FedEx Cup.

Atkins has already earned a PGA Tour card by finishing in the top 25 on the regular-season Web.com money list. Those players...


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Aussies vow Atlanta fightback - Golf Australia

Jason Day

Jason Day rips a tee shot at the Tour Championship. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Jason Day and Marc Leishman have promised to come out guns blazing in the second round of the Tour Championship after falling back from the lead this morning in Atlanta.

The Australian contingent at the FedEx Cup finale seemed to cool down after hot campaigns at last week’s BMW Championship, where Leishman claimed a dominant victory and Day bagged fourth.

World No.6 Day fought hard against a sluggish start featuring two early bogeys, signing for a one-under-par 69 to be five shots adrift of leader Kyle Stanley.

Stanley’s 64 gave him a two-shot lead over fellow Americans Daniel Berger, Webb Simpson and US Open winner Brooks Koepka, as well as Englishman Paul Casey.

A shot back in a share of sixth sits FedEx leader Jordan Spieth and fellow top-five seeds Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm.

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Leish's win a Presidents Cup bonus - Golf Australia

Marc Leishman

Marc Leishman plays off the fourth tee during the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Presidents Cup Captain Nick Price insists Marc Leishman’s brilliant BMW Championship will prove a huge boost for his International team.

Leishman singled out Price’s input to his Chicago victory when returning to competition at this week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta and remarking how the Zimbabwean legend has been a mentor to him in recent years.

Price was not on hand at Conway Farms last week, but he was among the first to text his congratulations to the Warrnambool golfer.

And in speaking to Price at Tuesday’s Payne Stewart Award function in downtown Atlanta, Price could not have been happier with the Aussie’s success.

“It was so great to see Marc win and the thing is we all knew he had it in him,” Price said.

“The sky is the limit for Marc right now as he is a great driver of the golf ball, he has...


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AUDIO: Office work spurs Kirk on - Golf Australia - Golf Australia

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A dose of office work reality has helped propel Katherine Kirk to her best LPGA Tour season in seven years.

The genial Queenslander backed up her Thornberry Creek Classic win in July with a T3 at last week's major championship in Evian, France.

Along with a handful of other reasonable results, it's enough to have Kirk 23rd on the LPGA Tour money list with $635,147 and 29th with a bullet in the season-long Race to the CME Globe standings.

And after two "quite rough years" Kirk told Golf Australia's Inside The Ropes podcast this week that a brief flirtation with office work last year might have been the prod she needed.

"I remember finishing late August last year and my husband started a new company and I actually went into the office for about a month and did paperwork for them because my season was over," Kirk said.

"I was saying to myself, `If I'm not competitive...


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Klein takes another title - Golf Australia


 

Redcliffe teenager Doug Klein has completed a wire-to-wire for his second consecutive title, today clinching the highly-regarded Gary Player Classic on the eve of his 20th birthday.

Klein streeted the field to win the 18-20 years division, Louis Dobbelaar (Brookwater) won the 16-17 years division while Southport’s Elvis Smylie clinched the under 15 years title.

The Gary Player Classic is an Australian Boys' Ranking Event open to male golfers under the age of 21 years, and is contested in three divisions. In its 46th year and still financially supported by the great South African golfer, the event was held at Brisbane’s Pacific Golf Club over the past four days.

Three weeks ago Klein won the Queensland Amateur in style under match play conditions at Pacific Harbour, and while that win was impressive, today’s victory was empathic. His four-round total of 279 (69-69-71-70) was...


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Holey Moley Golf Club opens at Charlestown Square on Friday, September 22 - Newcastle Herald

Topics: The Holey Moley Golf Club, a fun company and a golf joke.

Holy moly, Harry’s in mini-golf heaven | PHOTOS, VIDEO

When we think of golf, we think of frustrated golfers hurling golf clubs in frustration.

We know young Harry Preece would never do this. Harry’s a bit of a golf prodigy.

The 7-year-old has been wowing the golfing fraternity with his golfing prowess.

Of course, we want to keep the young lad’s feet on the ground, so we better not talk him up too much.

But we couldn’t help but notice when the boy was called in to endorse the new Holey Moley Golf Club at Charlestown Square, which opens on Friday.

Seven years old and he already has an endorsement. Not bad, hey?

Nike will be calling next.

Harry, of Greta, said it was “fun to play new mini-golf courses because they are challenging”.

“I also like that we can play mini-golf as a family,” the youngster...


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McIlroy expects top golf tours to merge | SBS News - SBS

Rory McIlroy believes it is only a matter of time before the PGA Tour and European Tour become one and that the formation of a "World Tour" is unavoidable.

Four-times major winner Rory McIlroy believes the PGA Tour will eventually merge with the European Tour as it is "counter-productive" for them to compete against each other.

The Northern Irishman said one way of achieving a unified circuit would be if the US-based circuit bought the European Tour and continued to run its events.

"The World Tour, it's going to happen one day and I think it has to," McIlroy, who failed to qualify for this week's Tour Championship in Atlanta, told the "No Laying Up" golf podcast.

"To have all these tours competing against each other, and having to change dates, it's counter-productive.

"I think everyone has to come together."

McIlroy claimed the FedEx Cup title with victory in Georgia last year.

"The...


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Tiger Woods still unsure of golf return - SBS

Tiger Woods says a timetable of his return to competitive golf won't be possible until after upcoming scans on his back.

Tiger Woods has ruled out a return to competitive golf in the near future, saying upcoming medical scans will indicate how long his hiatus will continue.

In a blog post on Friday, the 14-time major champion claimed a timetable was not possible until after six-month scans determined the success of spinal fusion surgery he underwent in April.

The 41-year-old has not played a tournament since withdrawing prior to the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic in February.

"I have my six-month back X-rays coming up. Once my surgeon takes a look, he'll give me the parameters of what I can do moving forward," wrote Woods on his website.

"Playing-wise, I'm not looking ahead yet ... I just don't know what my body is going to allow me to do."

Woods said the anterior lumbar...


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It took 7 years, but Leishman is back at East Lake

ATLANTA – When Marc Leishman qualified for the 2009 Tour Championship, it felt natural, easy even.

Now, seven years, three children and three PGA Tour victories later, it’s easy to concede that sometimes things don’t go as planned.

The Australian was playing his first year on Tour in ’09 and his trip to East Lake locked up the Rookie of the Year Award. It was also marked the last time he had played the finale before qualifying for this year's edition.

“The first year I got in, I wanted to make a habit of being here, and I didn't, so it's nice to be back here this year,” Leishman said on Wednesday. “Golf's a funny game. It can change very quickly.”


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God save the Queen…from the Baltimore Ravens social media team

This weekend, the Baltimore Ravens are packing up and heading across the pond for another Yahoo!-streamed brunch matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars that we will probably watch, despite the fact we should know much, much better by now. And in order to stoke the engine room embers of their UK hype train this week, the Ravens social-media crack squad decided to do what every remotely competent social-media crack squad has been trained to do since the dawn of bipeds: Make a meme.

Unfortunately for them, however, somewhere between “make a meme” and “post the meme”, the creative powers at Nevermore HQ lost their way in the haunted forest of the mind, emerging wild-eyed and babbling with this Halloween-ready monstrosity, which they then promptly plastered all over Twitter. Viewer discretion is advised:

In the immortal words of Ron Burgundy: GREAT. ODIN'S. RAVEN. Once you gaze into that one...


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This clip of a marshal accidentally hitting Justin Rose in the head with a "QUIET PLEASE" sign will make your day

Justin Rose finished T-2 at last week's BMW Championship thanks to a final-round 64 at Conway Farms. But his score is even more impressive now that we know Rose overcame an unexpected blow to the head from the most unlikely of sources: a marshal.

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Marshals on the tee box at PGA Tour have two main jobs. They hold up "QUIET PLEASE" signs and make sure fans are still while players hit, and they alert fans lining the fairways which way tee shots are heading. But one marshal got a bit carried away with those duties. As Rose sent a drive left, this guy got really, really into waving his sign in that direction. And, well, check it out:

https://twitter.com/skratch/status/910563402996621312

So good! Go on and watch it again. You know you want to. We'll wait.

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Spieth & Thomas: Buddies clash in $10m race

The best friends head into the Tour Championship in Atlanta ranked first and second in the race for the PGA Tour's season-long FedEx Cup.

But despite the bumper jackpot on offer for the winner of the overall FedEx standings, they say it is not the big bucks that motivate them.

"We don't do this for the money," Thomas, 24, told CNN World Sport. "It's just an added bonus. This is what we love -- we turned pro and left college early to try to win tournaments, win majors, win FedEx Cups."

The pair have certainly enjoyed incredible success this season. Thomas has five victories to his name, including his first major title at the US PGA Championship, while Spieth clinched the third major of his career at the Open at Royal Birkdale in July.

"The bonus that comes with the FedEx is nice and all, but a major championship cements you in the history of the game," said the 24-year-old Spieth, who...


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TV and radio listings: September 21

NFL

8:25 p.m. Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco » NFL Network, WJFK (1580 AM)

MLB

1 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia » MLB Network

4 p.m. Cleveland at Los Angeles Angels » MLB Network

7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore » MASN, WTEM (980 AM)

7 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit » Fox Sports 1

7:30 p.m. Washington at Atlanta » MASN2, WJFK (106.7 FM)

8 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee » MLB Network

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

7:30 p.m. Temple at South Florida » ESPN

7:30 p.m. South Carolina State at North Carolina Central » ESPNU

NHL PRESEASON

7:30 a.m. Vancouver vs. Los Angeles » NBC Sports Network

GOLF

6:30 a.m. European Tour: Portugal Masters, first round » Golf Channel

11 a.m. Web.com Tour: DAP Championship, first round » Golf Channel

1 p.m. PGA Tour: Tour Championship, first round » Golf Channel

SOCCER

2 p.m. La Liga: Espanyol at Villarreal » beIN Sports

4 p.m. La Liga: Real...


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Coetzee keeps Luiten in check at Portugal Masters

Joost Luiten and George Coetzee will take a one-shot lead into the second round of the Portugal Masters after finishing day one seven under in Vilamoura.

The pair both signed for rounds of 64 on Thursday as the majority of the field enjoyed good scoring conditions, Coetzee registering an extra birdie to make up for a dropped shot on his back nine.

Luiten was first to hit the front as his poor form came to a dramatic and welcome end, the Dutchman having missed the cut in three of his last four European Tour events.

Starting at the 10th, Luiten picked up an early shot at the 11th before finishing off his first nine with three birdies in four holes.

Another three came his way - including chipping in at the fifth - as he closed out a blemish-free round with a three at the par-four ninth.

"It was a tough week last week for me missing the cut by one, but the good thing about golf is that there...


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Donald Trump retweets edited GIF of him hitting Hillary Clinton with a golf ball - ABC Online

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In the latest sign his campaign fury has not faded, US President Donald Trump has taken another swing at former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, retweeting a mock video that shows him hitting her with a golf ball.

The video shows Mr Trump hitting a golf ball that, in the next frame, seemingly strikes Mrs Clinton in the back before she stumbles and falls down while boarding a plane.

It appears to be a doctored version of news footage from 2011 that shows the then-secretary of state falling after climbing the aeroplane stairs.

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How To (Maybe) Play The Super Secret Copy Of NES Golf Hidden On Your Nintendo Switch [Update] - Gizmodo Australia

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Last weekend, a user calling themselves yellows8, posted an intriguing discovery to SwitchBrew.org, a site dedicated to finding ways to hack the Nintendo Switch. Hidden on every Switch console is a mysterious game called Flog, which turns out to be an emulated version of the 1984 NES game Golf upgraded with motion controls. An even bigger mystery was finding a way to actually play the game, and it turns out it's far from easy.

Why Golf? Satoru Iwata was Nintendo's fourth president and CEO, but he was also a coder, and in 1984 he created his own data compression tool to squeeze a golf game, complete with 18 holes, onto an NES cartridge. Unfortunately, on July 11, 2015, Iwata passed away from complications resulting from a bile duct tumour he had had removed a year before. It's not known how the NES Golf game found its way into the Switch's firmware, but...


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World Golf Top 10 Rankings

Rank Change Player Country Points Top 10 since Weeks
1 Steady McIlroy, RoryRory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 11.00 May 11, 2014 47
2 Steady Stenson, HenrikHenrik Stenson  Sweden 7.81 August 11, 2013 86
3 Steady Watson, BubbaBubba Watson  United States 7.57 April 13, 2014 51
4 Increase2 Spieth, JordanJordan Spieth  United States 6.90 December 7, 2014 17
5 Decrease1 Day, JasonJason Day  Australia 6.50 February 23, 2014 58
6 Decrease1 Scott, AdamAdam Scott  Australia 6.41 July 22, 2012 141
7 Increase2 Johnson, DustinDustin Johnson  United States 5.99 February 22, 2015 4
8 Steady García, SergioSergio García  Spain 5.86 January 26, 2014 62
9 Decrease2 Furyk, JimJim Furyk  United States 5.78 July 20, 2014 37
10 Increase3 Walker, JimmyJimmy Walker  United States 5.57 March 29, 2015 1

Year end world number 1 ranked golfers


Mark H. McCormack Award

Awarded to the player with the most weeks at number 1 during calendar year and named after Mark McCormack, originator of the ranking.

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